In our initial replication attempt, we observed the relationships that Grauepner and Coman reported, but we also observed surprising relationships that were inconsistent with their theoretical argument. For example, whereas social exclusion was associated with conspiracy beliefs, many other emotions (as measured by the PANAS) were also associated with conspiracy beliefs. In fact, both negative AND positive emotions were associated with conspiracy beliefs. This runs counter to the theoretical arguments put forth in the original paper. To explore this issue further, this cross-sectional study will seek to test the hypothesis that intense emotions generally (regardless of valence) are associated with conspiracy beliefs. Thus, conspiracy beliefs may be associated with high arousal, rather than a particular negatively-valenced emotion of social exclusion.